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Questions tagged [sysprep]

Sysprep (The System Preparation Tool) prepares an installation of Windows for duplication, auditing, and customer delivery.

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Sysprep was not able to validate your Windows installation (Win10 x64 1809)

Sysprep from Win10 x64 ver 1809 fails with an error message, and after checking 16 suggestions, I ask for assistance. Sysprep was not able to validate your Windows installation https://drive....
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Preparing UWF for Sysprep

Hopefully someone can help me out with how to properly setup/reset UWF when Sysprepping an image. I'm nearly their but there are some bumps in the road: For example when UWF is setup - not enabled - ...
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Sysprep after motherboard change?

OS: Windows 8.1x64 I recently had to change my motherboard for my desktop because it was not working properly. After changing my motherboard I had to manually restore my registry to even be able to ...
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Sysprep black screen

After logging into my machine after sysprep I keep getting a black screen. Cortana speaks and narrates what's suppose to be on the screen but I can't really work properly this way. Any ideas what ...
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Old user still there in OOBE after sysprep and deleting it

I want to sysprep a computer before giving it as a gift. I want this since I want it to keep all the drivers already installed and everything. However, if I sysprep it using Administrator account and ...
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If motherboard is completely broken, can we just `sysprep` on new machine? If plausible, how?

When we move, sysprep is what we turn for. However, if we can't do that beforehand, what to do to make the old installation work on new machine?
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Windows Server 2016 Sysprep AFTER applying image

I have this 900GB Macrium Reflect backup image that i forgot to do a Sysprep on before backing the image up and therefore i am unable to boot into windows without it giving me a BSOD no matter if i ...
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Sysprepping an offline Windows 10 system?

I'm trying to sysprep a Windows 10 machine that has no access to the internet (and cannot be connected to the internet). This seems like it would be an easy task but so far it's been an exercise in ...
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sysprep Windows 7 not generating a random name

I am attempting to deploy a number of Win 7 instances (a mix of both 32- and 64-bit) all using Win 7 Enterprise. I'm using the Windows AIK to generate an unattend file. I followed the guide here for ...
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Sysprep was not able to validate Windows Installation

I have been trying to capture an image of a Windows 10 Pro x64. I get the error message Sysprep was not able to validate Windows Installation and a report with errors as pasted below. I have about 20 ...
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Citrix Desktop Lock 4.8 and Sysprep/MDT

I am on a Windows 10 Pro 1703 with Citrix Receiver/Desktop Lock 4.8. We have created an image from a unit using MDT, everything seems to work fine upon deploying except for Desktop Lock. Desktop ...
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sysprep error on windows 10: cannot generalize install because Holograms_1.0.0.0_neutral_ cannot be removed but doesn't exist

I'm running windows 10 Professional, V 1703, build 15063.483. This is not a virtual machine. I'm attempting to run sysprep.exe to prepare this OS for transplantation into a new chassis. As shown ...
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How to create a custom windows 7 USB image?

I'm working as IT support engineer ,I'm really tired of installing Win 7 on different laptops from different brand ,I have to find the drivers for each model ...what I want to do is create a custom ...
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Sysprep Win10 - Custom profile pic and modifying Default Profile taskbar icons

I'm looking at the unattend.xml file provided by my supervisor and am trying to find a place to put in a file path to a custom profile picture for a specific user (NOT the Default Profile). I couldn't ...
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Can SYSPrep be used to repair user accounts in Windows 10?

There seems to be some problems with my user and system accounts and rights in WIn10, which seem to affect various operations. I found this article that recommends to use SYSPrep to repair: https://...
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Bypassing user account setup in windows 7

Edit: Solved! I made a fresh drive clone, ran sysprep /audit /generalize /shutdown, swapped to the target system, booting into windows 10 and used regedit to load the win7 software hive, set registry ...
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Sysprep causing dual boot with different languages to become one

I'm an ICT coordinator in a secondary school where students can choose to be educated in either Dutch (native language) or English. Therefore I need to install W10 twice (dual boot): once in English, ...
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Win10: “Factory Reset”, OOBE & SysPrep with backup/required files?

How do I create an image of a new Windows 10 install, with drivers and custom software, to donate/sell with a nice OOBE? Alternatively: "Factory Resets" should be done from a local disk image of ...
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Can Sysprep be used to generalize a clone (as opposed to the master)?

My company has 200 PCs that were cloned from one master PC without using Sysprep. (We didn't know we should use Sysprep at the time we cloned them.) We have experienced occasional "domain trust ...
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Create Windows 7 Image with Drivers and Updates Installed Without Going Over the Network

I was wondering if there was a way to create a Windows 7 image with updates and additional drivers (all Dell PCs) installed so it works on multiple computers? I want to be able to do all of this ...
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How do I create a simple unattend.xml so that the image does not ask for a new user?

I'm using one virtual machine and clonezilla to create some testing images to learn a little about deployment in different machine setups. I already managed to create some images for windows 8.1 and ...
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Error with sysprep in Windows 10

I have a recurring problem using Sysprep on our Windows 10 machines. I use Sysprep with an answer file. When I send our windows image on machines with almost the same hardware, everything works ...
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Removing a hidden Windows 10 account

Bit of an odd one, this. I'm attempting to sysprep my Windows 10 machine, after using remove-appxprovisionedpackage and remove-appxpackage scripts to get rid of bloat. However, I'm getting an error ...
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Windows could not finish configuring the system after a generalized sysprep

I have 2 exactly the same configured Windows installations, both 32bit and 64bit. These Windows installations are referring to other other drives for specific settings, such as: The users folder is ...
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How to Restore My User profile after using sysprep

Just use sysprep for change my motherboard and microprocessor. When Enter on windows 7 my profile (with contains digital signatures) just not there and create a new one. There is a folder like *....
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FirstLogonCommands only works on 32bit architecture

I've got 2 Windows installations which are identical, the same settings, the same programs. The only difference is that the Windows architecture is different, the one is 32bit and the other one is ...
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Windows 10 Anniversary Upgrade error 0xc1900101 - 0x30018 referring to SYSPREP

OK, please, following you have an updated one step ahead question regarding my first question post on the title. The question now is, how possibly get some info or tracing/debug on, which possible ...
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Sysprep error after changing the users folder location to another partition

I'm running Windows 10 Pro (version 1607, released in July on MSDN) on a virtual machine, and got multiple partitions on that machine. For deployement, I use this answer file. This answer file is ...
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Sysprep.exe and Unattend.xml - automatic application of product key not working

My goal is to automate the OOBE process (launched by sysprep) by removing the need for a new product key to be entered. I already have a product key since I am launching this through sysprep. I would ...
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Run program once at first logon (Windows 10 sysprep)

I'm setting up a custom Windows 10 image, and I have a program that I need to run only once after I log in for the first time. I'm using sysprep, and I tried calling up the program using ...
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windows 10 sysprep - how to skip entering product key - enter hostname

1) Need to configure unattend.xml file to do not ask to enter the windows product key in the post-sysprep boot. And leave the product key blank. The only way I found to do this is by configuring ...
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Windows 10 Audit Mode - Remote desktop does not work

I am in the process of building a customized image for our developers. I have a virtual machine set up with windows 10 on it, and was hoping that I could enable Remote Desktop connections and allow a ...
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Is there a way after Sysprep the appx file I installed was still there and successfully works?

I installed appx file for current and provisioned for new user, they are successfully installed and works, but when after I Sysprep the application was not installed for new user, then going back to ...
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Cloning sysprepped factory Windows 10 HDD to smaller SSD before first boot

I have ordered a new laptop computer with Windows 10. It comes with a 1TB HDD. I would like to clone the drive and move it to a 256GB SSD before first boot. This way, I can maintain the sysprepped ...
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Cygwin login fails using WinSCP under restored MS Windows Sysprep Image

Cygwin login fails using WinSCP under restored MS Windows Sysprep Image . Any clue why is it?
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Usb flash drives doesn't recognised after Sysprep

I've changed mobo and cpu on a computer. Before change mobo and cpu I've run sysprep.exe. Everything works fine but now my computer doesn't recognise external drives and usb flash drives. Any ideas ...
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No keyboard / mouse after Sysprep

I've changed mobo and CPU on a computer. Before change mobo and cpu I've run sysprep.exe. When I start the computer, keyboard and mouse works fine in the bios but when windows is launched, there is ...
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Moving the ProgramData directory in Windows 10 on install

AS detailed in this guide: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1964-users-folder-move-location-windows-10-a.html, I've moved my Users directory from the default C:\Users to D:\Users. I used this answer ...
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Move hard drive without using sysprep?

I have a broken PC running Windows 8.1 which wont start anymore - it's just a PSU problem. I do have a some other hardware which I could move the hard disks to. Because I can't power the original PC, ...
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Backup to VM strategy: sysprep doubts

I'm considering this strategy: backing up an old, but important computer to a VM, doing a P2V conversion. I would use Hyper-V and the conversion would be done with SysInternals Disk2VHD utility. The ...
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Windows 7 sysprep during deploying error

I have deployed a windows 7 syspreped image at several machines without any issue.However at a specific machine I am getting errors.The log is 2015-11-05 15:46:56, Error [...
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Error Doing Sysprep with Generalize for Windows 10 Enterprise VM inside hyper-v on Windows 2008R2

Doing a sysprep on a brand new Windows 10 Enterprise RTM machine on Hyper-V 2012R2 works fine, however if you create a brand new Windows 10 VM on Hyper-V 2008R2, go into audit mode and immediately try ...
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Custom Windows installation and recovery partition with sysprep?

So I do know about the audit mode of Windows, sysprep.exe, and the Windows System Image Manager to create unattended answer files. I already used these tools to setup my new Windows 10 installation, ...
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Capture Win7 Image- SCCM vs Sysprep & imageX

I've always used Sysprep/image X to capture a Windows 7 iamge: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preparing-an-image-using-sysprep-and-imagex.aspx However my new job uses SCCM Task sequence ...
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sysprep /generalize a domain controller

I have a Windows Server 2012 in a XenCenter virtual machine. The image is prepared as an IIS server and AD domain controller. The domain contains that single server only, but the AD will be ...
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Server 2012 R2 First run after sysprep did not prompt for new administrator password

I want to know how I can change the User Profile account while the image is restoring when creating a new VM (while setting up the VM). I had created the image using sysprep and restored it to the ...
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Win7 sysprep /generalize causes failure: “Windows could not complete the installation”

Been trying to get myself some experience doing deployments on some old hard drives I have laying around. I install Windows 7 x64 on a reference machine, and log in with audit mode (Ctrl+Shift+F3 at ...
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Tasks before capturing your OS

In addition to one of my previous questions how to make an Unattended Windows 8.1 installation ISO, I had the following thought; lets say, your wanting to make a custom Windows installation for a ...
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Customize and sysprep modern.ie virtual machines say for VirtualBox?

Has anyone done this or know if possible and the steps? MS has VMs for testing IE on modern.ie site. They're clean base images one extract and imports into VM software of choice like VirtualBox to ...
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Does Sysprep require the same Service Pack Level on the .clg file with Windows 7 Pro.?

I have a Windows 7 Pro. 64bit DVD. I am using sysprep. The machine I want to sysprep is Windows 7 Pro. 64bit SP1. My DVD to get the .clg catalog file off of is not SP!, just Windows 7 Pro. 64bit. ...